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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:11 PM

Our Infrastructure Is Falling Apart -The Railroads
 
Perhaps our infrastructure should be a bigger priority than who we are going to bomb next, or what new weapon we can build. The railroads get government subsidies and tax concessions out the ying yang. So does Amtrak which uses CSX lines to transport people. So whether or not the lines are privately owned, our tax dollars fund it to a degree one way or another. And if we are going to spend money on something, our infrastructure is a good place to start.
 
 
 

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 05:19 PM

Trump wants to invest in Americans once again!  This country does need to rebuild itself.  In many ways...

 

A century of living anywhere causes serious wear and tear. That goes double for a town as busy and rough as this one, though.
 
Over time, New York has grown up around, under, and above itself with more buildings, trains, and skyscrapers. Along the way, we have picked up a laundry list of decaying pipes, crumbling buildings, squalid subway stations and tunnels, rotting pier pilings, and often roughshod streets. 
 
 
 

 


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Posted 05 November 2015 - 06:22 PM

This kind of thing is common throughout small towns in America.  Roads in disrepair, bridges falling apart, drains and canals growing over with weeds...


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 12:03 PM

This kind of thing is common throughout small towns in America.  Roads in disrepair, bridges falling apart, drains and canals growing over with weeds...

 

I've noticed a buildup of new stores and outlets around town.  More chains and franchises than anything.  Auto parts, dollar stores, cheap food marts, etc.

 

The roads around town need some repair.  Our bridges look ok and the drainage systems are pretty clear.  After the hurricane a few years ago they made sure of that.

 

The buildup of the infrastructure could be occuring in other ways.  Ways in which a society governs itself.  Certain attitudes and access to educational standards are building in such a way as to diminish the quality of any human value for the future.  The media keeps spilling its own build up of the pressure to expode by reporting only negative standard news.  Nothing positive to sell the American people on to re-build the nation.  Trump says he wants to rebuild the nation.  Re-build it into what?


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:53 PM

Looks like the problems in Flint, Michigan, USA are just a small example of a world wide phenomena...

 

Cost of urban water infrastructure failure

 

A new report commissioned by Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) examines the economic impact of corrosion, estimating the degradation of infrastructure and assets caused by corrosion at 3 to 5 per cent of GDP each year. This represents an annual cost of many billions of dollars to the Australian and New Zealand economies.

 

http://www.pacetoday...ructure-failure

 

An epidemic of corrosion...pipe failures!

 

http://www.agingwate...g Pipe Life.pdf

 

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 02:11 PM

They sure are passing the blame around in Flint....

 

 

Talk about stone age behavior!

 

 

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:12 PM

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Pipe corrosion:

 

 

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:24 PM

Michigan governor will be called to congressional hearing on Flint water crisis
 
 
 

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:38 PM

Water problems around the world....

 

 

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Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons of it.
 
That's the amount of water that researchers estimate is lost each year in this country because of aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty meters.
 
Fixing that infrastructure won't be cheap, which is something every water consumer is likely to discover.
 
As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost
 
 
 

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

Ya'll realize this is all only part of the problem. Water is only one factor in the equation of life and death we all face...but, it's the most important for everyone!

 

Does the current mentality of corporate infrastructure offer a way to restore the power to the people to work out community problems for themselves?

 

Do these entities offer support to the communities in which they do business?

 

Certain vested interests for the community must be above any corporate attitude of power and profit. Water supply would be one of those interests...

 

 


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